Booklists

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82680
Hamilton's handstand
Hamilton, the dog, is amazing. Holly says he can even do handstands. Everybody watches and everybody waits.
ISBN 9780143504351
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Hackett, Dave
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16367
Norman Enormous
Norman Not-so-enormous wonders if two people can find true friendship when they are so different. He can think of all the reasons why their new relationship might fail but, when he gives it a go, he finds that he and Norman Enormous have heaps in common. Squished and squashed in his normal-sized home, Norman Enormous has longed to share his love of interpretive dance and black-and-white movies.
ISBN 9780143502227
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2009
Hackett, Dave
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7503
Fishing in the Torres Strait
Traditional fishing in the Torres Strait is demonstrated by Indigenous Australians. Includes great photographs and extra information.
ISBN 9781865044828
Series Reconciliation - for younger students series (3 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Hall, Beth
No book cover.
18038
Mandawuy Yunupingu
The story of a respected indigenous role model, Mandawuy Yunupingu, who has been a school principal and a rock star. Includes great photos, a glossary and a personal profile.
ISBN 9781865044859
Series Reconciliation - for younger students series (6 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Hall, Beth
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49734
What is bush food
Find out what bush food is, how it is cooked and who eats it. Includes beautiful photographs and extra information.
ISBN 9781865044798
Series Reconciliation - for younger students series (10 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Hall, Beth
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9411
Alan the alien
A boy arrives on Clark's doorstep and says he is an exchange student but there is something not quite right. Alan Alyian is weird and he's full of surprises.
ISBN 9780864614179
Publisher Koala Books, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Hall, Penny
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9405
Fixing the tiger
What can you do when your little brother is too scared to sleep in his own bed and he keeps wetting yours? Scotty enlists Aunt Kris and together they fix both problems.
ISBN 9780864612762
Publisher Koala Books, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Hall, Penny
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1771
Fraidy cats
Everyone is afraid sometimes, even the toughest kid in the 'sports card collecting gang'. A great story about overcoming fears.
ISBN 9780864611574
Publisher Koala Books, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Hall, Penny
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9548
Little elephant's song
A cute little African elephant learns many tricks but cannot trumpet. He will need this to survive. His mother believes he will trumpet when he is ready.
ISBN 9780735812987
Publisher North South Books, 2000
Hanel, Wolfram
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38419
Not like me
Tilly and Lizzy are identical twins but are totally different in many ways. Tilly makes a mess, Lizzy tidies up. Tilly likes the outdoor life and Lizzy doesn't. Their differences create stresses that, in the end, are delightfully resolved when they find that there are many things they really have in common.
ISBN 9781406303834
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Hann-Syme, Marguerite & Heap, Sue
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28523
Field full of horses, A
A beautifully worded book for the horse crazy with exquisite accurate illustrations. A story that includes information on how a horse trots, canters, gallops and bucks, their diet and how they are groomed.
ISBN 9781406312805
Series Nature storybooks series (7 of 16)
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Hansard, Peter & Lilly, Kenneth (ill)
No book cover.
12421
Race to the finish
When Ben befriends an older boy called Craig, whose father races greyhounds, he is invited to come and see one of their dogs compete. Cassie is much less enthusiastic about greyhound racing, but Ben can't understand why. But when a greyhound is brought to the RSPCA shelter having been abandoned, Ben realises that, in the world of racing dogs, the greyhounds are never the real winners.
ISBN 9781742753423
Series RSPCA animal tales series (9 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Harding, David
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71921

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Alfie's search for destiny
Confused about his destiny, Alfie sets off across the country to ask the animals for their advice, before returning home to discover the answer.
ISBN 9781922142115
Publisher Magabala Books, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Hardy, David
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100834
Escape
There can be nothing more frightening than the rulers of the land, talking wolves, taking your parents away and burning your house. Tam and Nina seek help from a group of outcasts.
ISBN 9781862917002
Series Wolf kingdom series (1 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Harland, Richard & Peterson, Laura (ill)
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3800
Heavy crown
Tam, Nina and Chiz finally discover the secret of the Wolf-King's power.
ISBN 9781862917033
Series Wolf kingdom series (4 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Harland, Richard & Peterson, Laura (ill)
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75733
Race to the ruins
Tam, Nina, Chiz and the outlaws must race against the wolves to reach a magical object first and prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.
ISBN 9781862917026
Series Wolf kingdom series (3 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Harland, Richard & Peterson, Laura (ill)
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34092
Under siege
Tam and Nina have joined an outlaw band and are on a mission to find out about the wolves' new weapon. When a common thief joins them, their troubles begin and saving him, and the magical bag he has stolen from the wolves, might just be more than they can handle.
ISBN 9781862917019
Series Wolf kingdom series (2 of 4)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Harland, Richard & Peterson, Laura (ill)
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Wolf kingdom series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Wolf kingdom series (4 books)
Harland, Richard & Peterson, Laura (ill)
No book cover.
8104
Instant tan, The
Blake is jealous of his friend's tan. He decides to tan himself with a liquid he finds in Dad's garage. At first, Blake is happy with the result.
ISBN 9780734409553
Series Giggles series (3 books)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Harlen, Jonathan & Jellet, Tom
No book cover.
73222

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Ava Anne Appleton: accidental adventurer
Ava has an orderly life, which is just how she likes it. Then her parents decide it is time to travel Australia for one year, but it sounds like a terrible adventure to Ava.
ISBN 9781742838755
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Harmer, Wendy
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64957
Pearlie and great aunt Garnet
It's Opal the Desert Fairy's birthday and Pearlie and Jasper decide to give her a surprise party.
ISBN 9781741661316
Series Pearlie series (7 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Harmer, Wendy
No book cover.
64637
Pearlie and Jasper
It's an icy cold day in Jubilee Park when Pearlie has an unexpected visitor, a shivering little elf named Jasper. His home has been destroyed to make way for a road so Pearlie takes him under her wing.
ISBN 9781741660111
Series Pearlie series (5 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Harmer, Wendy
No book cover.
17011
Pearlie and Opal
Pearlie, the fairy who lives in Jubilee Park, meets Opal. It is interesting for Pearlie to show Opal her home and see it through a visitor's eyes. Fairies certainly do things differently in the city compared to the outback.
ISBN 9781740518901
Series Pearlie series (3 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Harmer, Wendy
No book cover.
5303
Pearlie and Sapphire
It's a perfect sunny day for the first Fairy Twilight Fair at Jubilee Park. Worker gnomes are busy setting up the flower ferris wheel and the decorations look spectacular. Everything seems to be just right until Pearlie's cousin, Sapphire, arrives. Jasper and Opal see trouble brewing but Pearlie is too busy practising her speech for the opening ceremony.
ISBN 9781741661378
Series Pearlie series (8 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Harmer, Wendy
No book cover.
13412
Pearlie and the big doll
One evening, Pearlie the park fairy finds a lost dolly sitting under a bush. The big doll is very sad because she has lost her little girl. Pearlie doesn't know how to help her but she's sure to find some way.
ISBN 9781740518895
Series Pearlie series (2 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Harmer, Wendy
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82608
Pearlie and the cherry blossom fairy
It's springtime when Pearlie arrives in Japan and the parks are bursting with beautiful cherry blossom. Akiko, the park fairy of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto, is thrilled to show Pearlie her home. It's all perfectly pink. But, not for long. Disaster strikes and the fairies have to muster all their magic to put things right and save a new friend.
ISBN 9781741663785
Series Pearlie series (12 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Harmer, Wendy
No book cover.
104043
Pearlie and the Christmas angel
Pearlie, Opal and Jasper are so excited because Carols by Candlelight will be celebrated under the giant Christmas tree. The tree is glittering with marvellous decorations and topped by the most beautiful Christmas angel ever.
ISBN 9781741660777
Series Pearlie series (6 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Harmer, Wendy
No book cover.
40491
Pearlie and the fairy queen
Pearlie is having a busy day looking after the park when a ladybird appears with a message in its little bag. The message scroll, decorated with scarlet tassels and written on silvery paper, states that Her Majesty Queen Emerald will visit Jubilee Park today, at dusk, for an important announcement.
ISBN 9781741661491
Series Pearlie series (10 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Harmer, Wendy
No book cover.
4167
Pearlie and the Flamenco Fairy
Pearlie is visiting sunny Spain! Her new fairy friend Florentina is throwing a fabulous flamenco party in her honour. But Pearlie is a little worried. She doesn't know how to dance the flamenco. Can the famous Senor Philippe teach her some magical moves so all the fairies will shout 'Ole'?
ISBN 9781742755403
Series Pearlie series (15 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Harmer, Wendy
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17012
Pearlie and the lost handbag
Pearlie must find a lost handbag or it could prove disastrous.
ISBN 9781741661026
Series Pearlie series (4 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Harmer, Wendy
No book cover.
1942
Pearlie and the silver fern fairy
In a lush New Zealand forest, Pearlie is helping the park fairy Omaka prepare a very special party. The rushing streams and glistening silver fern fronds make one of the loveliest sights Pearlie has ever seen, but soon she discovers that this wild park is full of surprise, its creatures are the most surprising of all.
ISBN 9781741663792
Series Pearlie series (13 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Harmer, Wendy
No book cover.
30500
Pearlie in Central Park
Pearlie takes a trip beyond the gates of Jubilee Park to snowy New York City. It's frost and icicles, and it's f-f-freezing. Crystal, the Central Park Fairy, is nowhere to be found. Pearlie meets Chester the squirrel, hunts for walnuts in the snow and brings a welcome sprinkle of fairy dust to the icy fountain on Cherry Hill.
ISBN 9781741663778
Series Pearlie series (11 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Harmer, Wendy
No book cover.
28293
Pearlie in Paris
Pearlie has arrived in a grand palace garden in Paris, where Fifi the French fairy is preparing to unveil her fabulous fashion collection.Pearlie will have a front row seat and all Fifi's friends will be there to admire the dazzling gowns. When Fifi's plans are turned upside down, Pearlie must weave a little magic and bring some Jubilee Park glamour to Paris in time for Fifi's show.
ISBN 9781741663808
Series Pearlie series (14 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Harmer, Wendy
No book cover.
12700
Pearlie in the park
Meet Pearly, the fairy in the Park. She has to make sure everything runs smoothly in the park, but one morning she wakes up to find everything topsy turvy.
ISBN 9781740518888
Series Pearlie series (1 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Harmer, Wendy
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Pearlie series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Pearlie series (14 books)
Harmer, Wendy
No book cover.
104063
Very, very Pearlie
One day, Pearlie wakes up to find everything is topsy-turvy. The frogs are trying to spin webs, the possums are trying to paddle in the lake and the ducks are trying to jump from tree to tree. Something has gone wrong. This volume includes the first three Pearlie stories, Pearlie in the park, Pearlie and the big doll, and Pearlie and Opal.
ISBN 9781741660081
Series Pearlie series (13 of 14)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Harmer, Wendy
No book cover.
55255
Sadie and Ratz
Sadie and Ratz are Hannah's hands. They love to fight and, sometimes, they fight each other. Hannah's brother, Baby Boy, is only four but he can be very annoying and very tricky, and Sadie and Ratz get blamed for lots of things. But, one day Baby Boy goes too far.
ISBN 9780143303558
Series Aussie nibbles (39 books)
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2008
Harnett, Sonya & James, Ann (ill)
No book cover.
82128
Weather
Introduces readers to the atmospheric world around them, from sun and wind to climate and temperature. You can look at snowflakes in amazing detail, discover the water cycle and learn how rain forms in clouds. The devastating effects of extreme weather are revealed, as well as how rescue services help out.
ISBN 9780753459836
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2006
Topics / Environment /
Harris, Caroline
No book cover.
11830
Whales and dolphins
Whales and dolphins are some of the largest and most acrobatic mammals in oceans and seas. Simple explanations and beautiful illustrations provide information on these wonderful creatures.
ISBN 9780753458693
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2005
Harris, Caroline
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11143
Cool bananas
Claudia visits her Grandpa for the first time and finds he is an embarrassing surprise. She doesn't know how she will survive her holiday.
ISBN 9780733321108
Series ABC kids (3 books)
Publisher ABC Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Christine & Guthridge, Bettina (ill)
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6521
Psycho gran
Holly's home alone until an old woman wanders into the house. Is the woman ill or is she dangerous? Then, to make things worse, a couple of burglars break in and things are really turned upside down. Holly's family may not turn up in time to rescue her.
ISBN 9780733612756
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Christine & Guthridge, Bettina (ill)
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7906
Audrey goes to town
Audrey can't wait to get to the tiny town of Beltana. It's full of amazing things like trains, glass windows and a shop that sells lollies. But, when Mum gets sick, Audrey and her little brother, Dougie, must stay alone with Mrs Paterson, a strict old lady who looks like a burnt stick. Audrey starts to think that even a town full of people can't stop you feeling lonely.
ISBN 9781921272677
Series Audrey series (2 of 3)
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Christine & James, Ann (ill)
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739
Audrey of the outback
Audrey lives in the remote outback with her family. Her life is hard and lonely while Dad is away working. Audrey does extra jobs to help her Mum but hates cleaning out the chook pen or helping with the long drop dunny. Audrey and her friend, Stumpy, ponder important questions like whether she should be a girl or a man, and whether it would be better to be a sheep or a cow.
ISBN 9781921272189
Series Audrey series (1 of 3)
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Christine & James, Ann (ill)
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Audrey series
An Australian series, set in the 1930s, about a little girl with an inquiring mind and a lively imagination. Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Audrey series (3 books)
Harris, Christine & James, Ann (ill)
No book cover.
65874
Audrey's big secret
Audrey knows only too well the importance of family and what it means to be apart from those you love. But, in order to protect her friend, Audrey will need to keep the truth from her parents. She is torn between keeping a promise and telling the truth. Choices are never easy, especially when someone could be hurt.
ISBN 9781921272530
Series Audrey series (3 of 3)
Publisher Little Hare Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Christine & James, Ann (ill)
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4871
Windbag
Zeb's friends and family try to help him get rid of the hiccups but nothing seems to make them disappear. Zeb's worried he's going to fill up with air and fly away like a balloon. What if he's stuck like this forever.
ISBN 9780733612749
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Harris, Christine & Jellett, Tom (ill)
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46277
Boy and the toy, The
A father invents the best toy in the world to keep his son company while he goes away. In the beginning, the boy also thinks that the toy is wonderful, it can do anything. But, over time, the boy starts to wonder about the toy and begins to change his mind.
ISBN 9780670073627
Publisher Penguin Books Australia, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Hartnett, Sonya
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92809
Alice-Miranda at school
At the age of seven and one quarter, Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones cheerfully waves goodbye to her weeping parents and takes her place at the Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies. Alice-Miranda's optimism must overcome quite a few obstacles.
ISBN 9781741664515
Series Alice-Miranda series (1 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Jacqueline
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45235
Alice-Miranda at sea
Alice-Miranda is set for a luxurious cruise aboard the royal yacht Octavia, where Aunty Gee is hosting the wedding of Aunt Charlotte and Lawrence Ridley. Even Ambrosia Headlington-Bear has come along, much to her daughter Jacinta's surprise. Wild weather and rumours of a jewel thief throw the travellers into turmoil, but something else is giving Alice-Miranda one of her strange feelings.
ISBN 9781864718485
Series Alice-Miranda series (4 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Jacqueline
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494
Alice-Miranda in Japan
Alice-Miranda is in Japan and gets embroiled in an elaborate missing persons hunt when she is given a gift from her father that confuses the would-be trackers. Things come to a head when the tourists get an invitation to attend dinner at the Royal Palace in Tokyo, and the plans of a jealous sister begin to unravel, with startling consequences.
ISBN 9781742757599
Series Alice-Miranda series (9 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2014
Harvey, Jacqueline
No book cover.
17221
Alice-Miranda in New York
New York is a blur of skyscrapers, hot dog carts and chats with zoo animals. Alice-Miranda is worried about her father and her friend Lucinda is shy about inviting Alice Mirand to her house. While solving these riddles, she still wants to search the amazing city.
ISBN 9781742751146
Series Alice-Miranda series (5 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Jacqueline
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46121
Alice-Miranda in Paris
Alica-Miranda and school friends are in Paris for fashion week, where some expensive fabric has been stolen from France's best known designer, showing a darker side to the glitz and glamour of Paris.
ISBN 9781742752884
Series Alice-Miranda series (7 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Jacqueline
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33356
Alice-Miranda on holiday
Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones on holidays from the Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Ladies with new friend, Jacinta Headlington-Bear, has lots of smashing times. There's horse-riding, cake to eat, meeting old friends and new, plus solving a heinous crime.
ISBN 9781864719840
Series Alice-Miranda series (2 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Jacqueline
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Alice-Miranda series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Alice-Miranda series (9 books)
Harvey, Jacqueline
No book cover.
1949
Alice-Miranda shines bright
The sixth grade girls are preparing for a change to high school. Jacinta is being particularly grumpy and even with the most persistent questioning, no one quite knows why. When Myrtle Parker's husband awakes from his coma and disappears, Alice-Miranda puts on her detective hat. She's determined to find Reginald Parker, deter the politician and uncover exactly why Jacinta is playing up.
ISBN 9781742752907
Series Alice-Miranda series (9 books)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Jacqueline
No book cover.
36550
Alice-Miranda Shows the Way
Alice-Miranda has a birthday to celebrate and a village show to look forward to. Things quickly go from bad to worse when Alice-Miranda's beloved Bony is horsenapped. Can Alice-Miranda uncover the culprit and get her horse back in time for Rockstar to compete in the race?
ISBN 9781742751177
Series Alice-Miranda series (6 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Jacqueline
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90454
Alice-Miranda takes the lead
Alice-Miranda is thrilled to be back at school, where the girls are preparing a play with the neighbouring boys' school. But, it's not all glitter and stage lights. There are rumours of a witch in the woods and Jacinta and Millie are clashing with a rude new student and her pushy mother.
ISBN 9781864718492
Series Alice-Miranda series (3 of 9)
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Jacqueline
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37937
Clementine Rose and the surprise visitor
When Clementine's scary Aunt Violet arrives unexpectedly, the house hold is thrown into disarray. What is it that Aunt Violet really wants, and what is she carrying in her mysterious black bag?
ISBN 9781742755410
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Jacqueline
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9417
Climbing Mount Sugarbin
Nathan loves pistons, drive shafts and carburettors. He's entering Lightning Rager in the new section of the annual Mount Sugarbin Hill Climb Race.
ISBN 9780143300199
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Harvey, Pam
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20811
All the way to WA
Uncle Kev is lost. He's looking for the rare Bearded Night Parrot and we're trying to find him. Join us on a trip across the Nullabor and all over Western Australia.
ISBN 9781741758856
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Roland
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15133
At the beach: postcards from Crabby Spit
Crabby Spit is cool. A beach holiday told via postcards. Wonderfully illustrated in a Where's Wally style.
ISBN 9781741147049
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Roland
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18343
In the bush, our holiday at Wombat Flat
The family is on holidays at Wombat Flat where they enjoy a range of bushland holiday activities.
ISBN 9781741750843
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Roland
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78356
In the city: our scrapbook of souvenirs
Penny's and Henry's accounts of their holiday in the big city is crammed full of Roland Harvey's quirky artwork and some interesting facts. Lots to find and discuss as each double page spread reveals what looks like a three dimensional map.
ISBN 9781741144130
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Roland
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7739
On the farm: our holiday with Uncle Kev
Uncle Kev has a farm, where the pigs do the polishing and the cows are the happiest in all the hills. Kev invites the family for a 'holiday', then sets them to work. There's lots to be done before the big Harvest Festival - and Kev is distracted, because he's fallen in love!
ISBN 9781741758825
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Roland
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7943
To the top end: our trip across Australia
A pictorial record of the bestest holiday ever. Fun to read and fun to read about as the words and pictures tell the story, with some interesting twists and turns. You need a lot of space to read this book.
ISBN 9781741758849
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Harvey, Roland
No book cover.
1974

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Wombats go on camp, The
Freddie has one eye, Alecia hates everything and Horrie loves his pet rat. Join the class on a camping trip as they explore, build, cook, climb, perform and have the time of their lives.
ISBN 9781743315040
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2013
Topics / Australian Author /
Harvey, Roland
No book cover.
9373
You and me Murrawee
The river links the present with the past, as the narrator recreates her own past and the experiences of Murrawee, her 'elder sister', living on the banks two hundred years ago.
ISBN 9780670883707
Publisher Penguin, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Hashmi, Kerri & Marshall, Kerri
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5743
Gift, The
All the kids in the town followed the Pied Piper into the mountain but one was left behind. This is the story of that child.
ISBN 9780091837587
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Hathorn, Libby
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9553
Wonder thing, The
You have to guess what the wonder thing is in this book. Lovely pictures and riddles to help you.
ISBN 9780140557541
Publisher Penguin, 1996
Topics / Australian Author /
Hathorn, Libby
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18535
Caravan kids
A family holiday in a caravan leads to an adventure for Sally and her family. Sally dreams of being a writer and so her Mum suggests she make her own story about the trip.
ISBN 9781876944445
Series Making tracks (2 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Hathorn, Libby & Connor, Julie (ill)
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9552
Wishing cupboard, The
When his mother goes away Tran's grandmother shows him a wishing cupboard. They find it full of things, places and special memories.
ISBN 9780734403582
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2002
Hathorn, Libby & Stanley, Elizabeth (ill)
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96658
Tram to Bondi Beach, The
A young boy's love of trams leads him to a paper boy job and the desire to drive trams as a living. Shows Sydney and its Bondi trams of the 1950s and 1960s.
ISBN 9780207176197
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 1992
Topics / Australian Author /
Hathorn, Libby & Vivas, Julie (ill)
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40020
Water wise
Find out why the world needs to be water wise. Presenting a global view about equal access to clean water around the world and the impact water wastage and water pollution will have, find out how each person and home can make a difference.
ISBN 9781408126875
Series White Wolves non-fiction series (7 books)
Publisher A & C Black, 2010
Topics / Environment /
Hawes, Alison
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18696
Mustara
In 1875, Thomas Elder of Beltana Station fits out explorer Ernest Giles' expedition to find a way across the desert. One camel is thought too young to join the expedition until it saves the lives of Emmeline Elder and its young Afghan owner, Taj.
ISBN 9780734408990
Publisher Lothian Books, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Hawke, Rosanne & Ingpen, Robert (ill)
No book cover.
12486
Collector, The
When Uncle Max's best flying pigeons disappear, Luke's cat, Q, is blamed. Dad threatens to send Q away to the animal refuge for unwanted pets. Luke and Bree must solve the mystery perhaps with a little help from Q himself.
ISBN 9780734406651
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Hawke, Rosanne & Pignataro, Anna (ill)
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9475
Ships and other sea craft
Diagrams and cutaway artwork reveal how ships, sailing boats, jet skis and hydrofoils, in fact, everything from dinghies to ocean liners work. Even instructions on building your own sea craft.
ISBN 9780749647285
Publisher Franklin Watts, 2003
Hawkes, Nigel
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15554
Fairytale news
Modern retelling of the fairytales. Read all about it in The fairytale news that Jack delivers. Find out how Jack's paper run gets a very interesting customer.
ISBN 9780763621667
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2004
Hawkins, Colin & Jacqui
No book cover.
9787
Nancy Bentley: the first Australian female sailor
Based on the true life story of Nancy Bentley, who was born in 1914 and lived with her family in Port Arthur, and due to unusual circumstances, related in this book, was inducted into the Royal Australian navy at the age of six years!
ISBN 9781921042768
Publisher New Frontier Publishing, 2011
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Hawkins, Tracey & Grantford, Jacqui (ill)
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9484
Astronaut: living in space
This book explains what it is really like being an astronaut and what the job involves.
ISBN 9780751362619
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Hayden, Kate
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9485
Horse show
As three children prepare for a show, readers are introduced to the horses at White Lane Farm, one of whom is a difficult horse to ride. Preparations, basic events and horse care are included.
ISBN 9780789473714
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2001
Hayden, Kate
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2192
Holly and the dream fixer
Holly's family is set to spend their holidays at the caravan park again. Holly is outraged, wishing that she could have an exotic island summer holiday like her classmates. Xavier comes to her rescue but island bliss is hard to find.
ISBN 9780141300306
Series Aussie bites (84 books)
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1998
Hayes, Rosemary & Vane, Mitch (ill)
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9488
Guinea pig
Sensible advice on the care of a pet guinea pig with lots of information on guinea pigs in general, including their breeding and behaviour, social needs and health warnings.
ISBN 9781841383538
Publisher Belitha Press, 2003
Head, Honor & Burton, Jane (phot)
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9487
Rabbit
Looking after a pet helps children to understand caring for others. Children can find out how to choose and look after a pet rabbit, information about different breeds of rabbit and the animal's life cycle, from birth to adulthood.
ISBN 9781841383576
Publisher Belitha Press, 2000
Head, Honor & Burton, Jane (phot)
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9489
Rats and mice
Aspects of small pet care including sensible advice, health warnings and descriptions of the breeding behaviour and social needs of rats and mice.
ISBN 9781841383583
Publisher Belitha Press, 2003
Head, Honor & Burton, Jane (phot)
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9535
Treasury of poetry
A companion to 'Treasury of nursery rhymes', this appealing collection of familiar and unfamiliar verse is arranged into eight sections by theme with attractive illustrations.
ISBN 9780752535678
Publisher Parragon, 2000
Hedley, Alistair & Aldous, Kate
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23613

New
Wolf and dog
Dog and wolf are cousins, one tame, one wild, one literate, one not. Their numerous differences lead them to argue, which for Wolf, who is unable to read, is delighted when a good rhyme has been made. Wolf plays upon Dog's fear and responsibility as Boss' protector and Dog playing upon Wolf's inability to read. Neither comes to harm and both remain friends.
ISBN 9781877579387
Publisher Gecko Press, 2013
Heede, Sylvia Vanden & Tolman, Marije (ill)
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8922
Adventures of Pete paddock-basher, The
Once Pete was a brand new car with flash tyres, sparkling chrome and more shine than the sun. Now he is a worn-out old farm car, a paddock-basher. Life on the farm can still be fun, but Pete dreams of greater things.
ISBN 9781876289263
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1999
Topics / Australian Author /
Heffernan, John
No book cover.
16419
Boot thief, The
Boots are disappearing from the farm. Lucy and Jack try to discover who, or what, is the boot thief.
ISBN 9780734410009
Series Giggles series (3 books)
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Heffernan, John & Axelsen, Stephen
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12310
Two summers
Rick is coming to visit again. But he worries whether he will recognise the farm or have as much fun as last time. It's the same friend and the same farm with a totally different landscape.
ISBN 9781865045962
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Heffernan, John & Blackwood, Freya (ill)
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18562
Island, The
No-one in the tribe on an island of hard-working folk can see the beauty around them, until a blind boy makes them see.
ISBN 9781865048130
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Heffernan, John & Sheehan, Peter, (ill)
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130979
Eric and Einstein
At home, Eric's parents are always busy and at school, he is always in trouble. When Eric meets Einstein, a genius mouse who has escaped the clutches of a mad scientist, Eric's life begins to turn around. But, the mad scientist is on their trail.
ISBN 9780330423175
Publisher Pan MacMillan, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Heffernan, John & Snellgrove, Alex (ill)
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53654
Celebrate Hanukkah
Find out about the history, meaning, symbols and celebration of Hanukkah, a special event in the Jewish calendar. Eye-catching photographs show Jewish children all over the world preparing for and celebrating this special time of year.
ISBN 9781426302930
Publisher National Geographic Society, 2008
Heiligman, Deborah
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7801
Most beautiful lantern, The
The Chinese mid-autumn festival is celebrated with a parade through streets with colourful lanterns. Mei-Ling has trouble choosing her lantern because she wants it to be the most beautiful lantern in the parade.
ISBN 9780734408600
Publisher Lothian Books, 2007
Heinrich, Sally
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17641
Bears
A beautifully presented book about bears, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794503215
Series Usborne beginners series (13 of 28)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2003
Helbrough, Emma
No book cover.
23133
Dogs
A beautifully presented book about dogs, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780794504885
Series Usborne beginners series (20 of 28)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2005
Helbrough, Emma & others
No book cover.
12809
How flowers grow
If you have always wondered how flowers grow in deserts and rainforests, how animals help to spread seeds and which flowers we can eat, read this beautifully presented book about flowers that includes simple facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
ISBN 9780746047064
Series Usborne beginners series (1 of 28)
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2003
Helbrough, Emma & others
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9555
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum thinks that she has a perfect name, until she goes to school. Victoria says her name is a flower and only just fits on her badge. School gets worse until she meets the music teacher, Mrs Delphinium Twinkle, and suddenly blossoms.
ISBN 9780340727942
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, 1998
Henkes, Kevin
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5567
Poetry to the rescue
A collection of amusing poems on everyday life. These funny, touching and thought-provoking poems depict the lives of young people at home, school and play with honesty through the eyes of the children.
ISBN 9780702233180
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Herrick, Steven
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9554
Mabel dancing
Mabel is put to bed before the dancing party that her parents are having, but the music creeps up the stairs and before long Mabel is dancing too.
ISBN 9780744578898
Publisher Walker Books, 2001
Hest, Amy
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6664
Mr George Baker
George is one hundred years old but he is learning to read with his pal, Harry.
ISBN 9780763633080
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2007
Hest, Amy & Muth, Jon J (ill)
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Looking after your pet series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Looking after your pet series (6 books)
Hibbert, Claire
No book cover.
102022
Looking after your pet: cat
Well-organised information, with great photo illustrations, about caring for a kitten.
ISBN 9780750245197
Series Looking after your pet series (6 books)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2004
Hibbert, Claire
No book cover.
16703
Looking after your pet: dog
Well-organised information, with great photo illustrations, about caring for a puppy Covers naming your dog, grooming, feeding, health, dog friendly holidays and much more.
ISBN 9780750245234
Series Looking after your pet series (6 books)
Publisher White-Thomson Publishing Ltd, 2004
Hibbert, Claire
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102023
Looking after your pet: fish
Well-organised information, with great photo illustrations, about caring for pet fish.
ISBN 9780750245227
Series Looking after your pet series (6 books)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2007
Hibbert, Claire
No book cover.
102024
Looking after your pet: guinea pig
Well-organised information, with great photo illustrations, about caring for a guinea pig.
ISBN 9780750245210
Series Looking after your pet series (6 books)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2007
Hibbert, Claire
No book cover.
102029
Looking after your pet: hamster
Well-organised information, with great photo illustrations, about caring for a hamster.
ISBN 9780750245203
Series Looking after your pet series (6 books)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2007
Hibbert, Claire
No book cover.
102130
Looking after your pet: rabbit
Well-organised information, with great photo illustrations, about caring for a rabbit.
ISBN 9780750245241
Series Looking after your pet series (6 books)
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2007
Hibbert, Claire
No book cover.
38857
One world: a journey
The natural world is celebrated in works of art, with serene, calming text that reflects the characteristics we share with animals and our responsibility towards them. The book opens our minds to the equality of all living things.
ISBN 9780980289671
Publisher Alto Books, 2007
Higgins, David
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24015
Monstroso
Oscar is not looking forward to Grandad looking after him. It means endless rounds of chess or Monopoly, instead of war games on his computer. When he finds Dad's ancient laptop in the study, Oscar logs on to something called Project X and creates a real live warrior, who is programmed to obey Oscar's every command. But, Monstroso's wires are more than a little crossed and Oscar is in all sorts of trouble.
ISBN 9780141328454
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Higson, Charles
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18536
River boy
In the early 1880s, paddle steamers travelled the Australian rivers to supply inland properties. Nat, a thirteen year old, can't believe his luck when he is asked to help out on the 'Lorelei'. Nat has a lot to learn and must overcome his fear of water.
ISBN 9781876944391
Series Making tracks (11 of 17)
Publisher National Museum of Australia Press, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Hill, Anthony & Rawlins, Donna (ill)
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31235
Lucy's cat and the rainbow birds
Like many of us, Lucy has a problem keeping a domestic pet while protecting wildlife. She works hard to find a solution that works in her situation. I wonder if Lucy should do more to protect the beautiful rainbow birds.
ISBN 9780670029167
Publisher Penguin, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Hill, Anthony & Tanner, Jane (ill)
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2328
In my backyard
Inner city life can be great with all the dazzling lights, noises, shapes and sounds. Fantastic pictures of the city.
ISBN 9780734401854
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette
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9557
Tough Lester
A great picture book about rugby union, showing skill, strength and humour.
ISBN 9781862913394
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette
No book cover.
27302
My silent world
The world is a very different place when you are deaf. The power of sight and the beauty of colours and textures are heightened. How will things change when technology allows a deaf child to hear?
ISBN 9780734410375
Publisher Hachette Children's Books, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Hilton, Nette & Agostino, Vincent
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24410
Adventures of a late-night swearer, The
Speedy Simpson is the absolute best at everything. But, Bebe La Mouche has a special talent with words that is going to take some beating. When Speedy stumbles upon a secret word, he is sure it will impress Bebe and his classmates. But, he soon discovers that there is more than one way to be the best.
ISBN 9780702236525
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette & Jellet, Tom (ill)
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6726
Strays
David and his mother would share their last drop of milk. One cold and rainy night, they are evicted from the caravan where they have been living, but their kindness to a one-eyed stray farm cat pays off in a very mysterious way.
ISBN 9780864611130
Publisher Koala Books, 2000
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette & Millard, Kerry (ill)
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9737
Star of the circus
Bonnie would like just for once to be good at something, just for once not to come last at everything. Finding your talent isn't easy but Bonnie just fails to see how very special she is.
ISBN 9780702236006
Publisher University of Queensland Press, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilton, Nette & Stewart, Chantal (ill)
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4334
Communications technology
Since ancient times, people have been fascinated by how things work. This series features the design and technology of machines that are part of our daily lives, and explains where and how they are used and the materials from which they are made.
ISBN 9780732997441
Series How does it work (1 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilvert, John & Bruce, Linda
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2995
Music technology
Since ancient times, people have been fascinated by how things work. This series features the design and technology of machines that are part of our daily lives, and explains where and how they are used, and the materials from which they are made.
ISBN 9780732997472
Series How does it work (4 of 6)
Publisher MacMillan, 2008
Topics / Australian Author /
Hilvert, John & Bruce, Linda & Hilvert-Bruce, Alan
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42016
Billy Slater loves to read
There is more to Billy Slater than just playing football, something he practises everyday.
Series Rugby League Reads 3-4 (99 books)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Hirsch, Suzan
No book cover.
14243
Game of rugby league, The
Find out the basics of rugby league in Australia
Series Rugby League Reads 3-4 (99 books)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Topics / Year 3 easy reads /
Hirsch, Suzan
No book cover.
Rugby League Reads 3-4
Using the club mascots and various Rugby League players and captains, these books will allow readers to read about Rugby League and their favourite clubs and players, whilst engaging with text and practicing reading strategies. Any two books from this series may be read as Challenge books; up to five more can be read as personal choice books. Go to the Series lists for individual book titles.
Series Rugby League Reads 3-4 (99 books)
Hirsch, Suzan
No book cover.
11979
What do the NRL stars snack on
See the types of healthy snacks sports people eat to keep them active and strong.
Series Rugby League Reads 3-4 (99 books)
Publisher National Rugby League, 2010
Hirsch, Suzan
No book cover.
8831
How Tom beat Captain Najork and his hired sportsmen
Fearsome Aunt Fidget Wonkham-Strong is sick of Tom messing around so she organises Captain Najork and his sportsmen to play womble, muck and sneedball. Tom may not be able to defeat these formidable opponents.
ISBN 9780099432470
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Hoban, Russell
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18410
4F for freaks
4F pride themselves on frightening teachers out of the classroom. It seems that they have met their match with Miss Corker who has a few tricks of her own up her sleeves.
ISBN 9781741140910
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Hobbs, Leigh
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12897
Fiona the pig
Fiona's parents wonder why she can't be more like them, that is, more like a pig. Fiona loves ballet, being clean and having tea parties with her dollies. Fiona's parents are desperate to find a solution to this baffling behaviour.
ISBN 9780670040971
Publisher Penguin, 2004
Topics / Australian Author /
Hobbs, Leigh
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16521
Freaks ahoy
In 4F for Freaks, gentle Miss Corker appeared to have been defeated by the terrible class and replaced by scary Miss Schnorkel. In this sequel, Miss Schnorkel's secret is out: she is Miss Corker in disguise. Once the news spreads around the class, it is game on to unmask the imposter. But armed with the Teacher's Handbook, Miss Schnorkel stays one step ahead.
ISBN 9781741149838
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2007
Topics / Australian Author /
Hobbs, Leigh
No book cover.
2206
Horrible Harriet
Horrible Harriet lives in the roof of the school. She is mean and nasty and the other children are scared of her. When Athol Egghead arrives in a hot-air balloon, he is her first friend. Horrible Harriet is one in a million, even that's one too many.
ISBN 9781865084398
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2001
Topics / Australian Author /
Hobbs, Leigh
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849
Horrible Harriet's inheritance: in her own words
You may remember Horrible Harriet - she's wicked, wild and larger than life, and she invented Mr Chicken. Well Harriet is back to claim her inheritance and fill in the gaps in her impressive family tree along the way. These include queens, warriors and yes, a vampire too. Horrible Harriet is going on a journey of a lifetime.
ISBN 9781741149852
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2012
Topics / Australian Author /
Hobbs, Leigh
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Mr Badger
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Mr Badger (4 books)
Hobbs, Leigh
No book cover.
15772
Mr Badger and the big surprise
Mr Badger is in charge of special events at a splendid, old London hotel. When he and his assistant, Miss Pims, prepare for Miss Sylvia Smothers-Carruthers' seventh birthday party, little does Mr Badger know just what is in store for Sylvia, and for him.
ISBN 9781742374178
Series Mr Badger (1 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Hobbs, Leigh
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3354
Mr Badger and the difficult duchess
Mr Badger is in charge of special guests at the Boubles Grand Hotel. He is used to dealing with all sorts of guests. But, on the day of the Philatelic Society's Annual Dinner, an extremely difficult guest arrives, demanding the Royal Suite. Mr Badger wonders just who this tall and troublesome woman is, and why she look a little familiar.
ISBN 9781742374192
Series Mr Badger (3 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Hobbs, Leigh
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32267
Mr Badger and the magic mirror
Life is certainly full of surprises at the Boubles Grand Hotel where Mr Badger is in charge of special people and events. When he discovers a mirror that is anything but ordinary, he learns more about his favourite hotel than he would ever have dreamed possible.
ISBN 9781742374208
Series Mr Badger (4 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Hobbs, Leigh
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56214
Mr Badger and the missing ape
For longer than anyone can remember, Algernon has been standing absolutely still in his own special spot at the Boubles Grand Hotel. Everyone is shocked when he disappears. Mr Badger needs to solve the mystery of the missing ape.
ISBN 9781742374185
Series Mr Badger (2 of 4)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Hobbs, Leigh
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44090
Mr Chicken goes to Paris
Mr Chicken flies to Paris to see his friend, Yvette. He visits all the tourist attractions such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, and he loves the French food. When it comes time to fly home, Mr Chicken finds he has a big problem.
ISBN 9781741757699
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Hobbs, Leigh
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49311
Against the odds
Kiki's father is a doctor who travels to faraway war zones. She always worries about him and, to calm her, Kiki's mother explains her father's likelihood of return in terms of odds. When her father goes missing, Kiki decides she has to try and improve the odds of her father coming home, the only way she can.
ISBN 9781742375083
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2011
Hof, Marjolijn & Prins, Johanna H (trans)
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9558
Birth of the moon, The
The sun gives the moon as a gift to the animals, but it makes the moon come and go to remind the animals to appreciate it. Exciting pictures of the moon and the sun.
ISBN 9780735812499
Publisher North South Books, 2000
Hol, Coby
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101540
Rivers & lakes
Contains fascinating factual information about rivers and lankes with plenty of descriptions and images.
ISBN 9780751339468
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2003
Holland, Simon
No book cover.
15436
Space
Science enthusiasts will enjoy the interesting information and illustrations about our solar system. The pictures and graphics are rich and colourful. Each two-page spread contains much to see and discuss.
ISBN 9781405304726
Series Eyewonder series (22 books)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 2004
Holland, Simon & Stott, Carol
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12361
Day with Dad, A
Tim waits with excitement for a train to bring his father, who lives in another town, to spend the entire day with him. They do all of their favourite things, until it is time for Dad to catch the train home.
ISBN 9781406313840
Publisher Walker Books, 2008
Holmberg, Bo R
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5868
Not a nibble
Sally and her family are on a camping holiday and everyone but Sally catches a fish. While she is not lucky at fishing she sees something even better.
ISBN 9781864482423
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1997
Topics / Australian Author /
Honey, Elizabeth
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9559
Thank you for my yukky present
Charlie is very excited about a present from his Grandma. He is very disappointed when it appears to be just a boring handknitted jumper. But then the jumper takes him on an adventure.
ISBN 9780733614071
Publisher Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, 2003
Topics / Australian Author /
Hooper, Meredith
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99765
Tom Crean's rabbit
It's very cold in Antarctica and the ship Terra Nova is crowded with men and animals. Sailor,Tom MCrean, is looking for a quiet, cosy place for his pet rabbit. A true story based on the diaries of men who sailed on the ship.
ISBN 9781845073930
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2005
Topics / Australian Author /
Hooper, Meredith & Kitchen, Bert (ill)
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30849
Smartest dog of all
Wit is a good and really smart dog who likes to be included in whatever is going on. When it's his owner's birthday party, Wit does not like to be left out.
ISBN 9781862918108
Series Mates - great Australian yarns (16 books)
Publisher Omnibus Books, 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Horrocks, Ian & Degennaro, Sue (ill)
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2046
Boy from Snowy River, The
George really wants to go to Big Spills Water World. It's a long way from Mumblegum, but Gran has the answer - an old stock horse and a race.
ISBN 9781862919976
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2014
Topics / Australian Author /
Howard, Edwina & Bond, Joe
No book cover.
2350
Islands in my garden
Come look in our backyard and meet the strange creatures. If you are careful you will see a place full of surprises.
ISBN 9780143500520
Publisher Penguin, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Howes, Jim & Harvey, Roland (ill)
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4698
Walk with a wolf
A beautiful story woven in a few well-chosen words to tell about the wolf's life in a delightful mix of poetic language and accurate facts.
ISBN 9781406313093
Series Nature storybooks series (14 of 16)
Publisher Walker Books, 2002
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Howker, Janni & Fox-Davies, Sarah (ill)
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10644
Music tree, The
Liam's mother hangs a saucepan lid to a tree to stop him from being destructive. In time the tree is well decorated with noisy household objects. Liam is inspired by a storm to create even more melodic music.
ISBN 9780734408518
Publisher Lothian Books, 2006
Topics / Australian Author /
Hoy, Catriona & Jaunn, Adele (ill)
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25682
Our Gags
The house is all messy and everyone is busy looking after the new baby. Luckily, we have our Gags.
ISBN 9781921529092
Series Walker stories (11 books)
Publisher Walker Books, 2011
Topics / Australian Author /
Hoy, Catriona & Josse, Annabelle (ill)
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9520
Abel's moon
Abel Grable's work takes him into remote jungles with only the moon to guide the way. His children love to hear about his moonlit adventures when he's back home. When he's away, the children use his desk as a moon machine for their own adventures.
ISBN 9780099265351
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2002
Hughes, Shirley
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15062
Alfie wins a prize
With all the nostalgia of a country fair, Alfie comes up with a winning painting and helps the losers to cope with their disappointment.
ISBN 9780370328249
Publisher Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Hughes, Shirley
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12816
Precious Little
Precious Little wants to be a trapeze artist but no one in the circus encourages her, apart from Fat Chance and Tough Luck, who run the lucky dip. Precious Little practises her skills but it's only when she takes a risk in the lucky dip that she really takes off.
ISBN 9781741751475
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Hunt, Julie & Moss, Sue & Chapman, Gaye (ill)
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66076
Little Else ghost hunter
Little Else leads her gang of bushrangers on a mystery loaded outback adventure with ghosts and lost cattle and mysterious outback country.
ISBN 9781741758788
Series Little Else series (3 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Hunt, Julie & Norling, Beth (ill)
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47672
Little Else on the run
More adventures with Little Else. She finds herself in a spot of trouble as she encounters a nasty bullock driver. She's also wanted for horse rustling and becomes the leader of a gang of bushrangers.
ISBN 9781741758764
Series Little Else series (2 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Hunt, Julie & Norling, Beth (ill)
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Little Else series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Little Else series (3 books)
Hunt, Julie & Norling, Beth (ill)
No book cover.
81032
Little Else trick rider
Have lots of fun following the adventures of Little Else as she joins a bush circus, confronts bushrangers and her grandmother.
ISBN 9781741758771
Series Little Else series (1 of 3)
Publisher Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 2010
Topics / Australian Author /
Hunt, Julie & Norling, Beth (ill)
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Dream of bunyips dancing, A
LuLu wants to see the legendary bunyips and her quest takes her to the creek at the end of her garden. But she doesn't know what bunyips look like.
ISBN 9780734403360
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2002
Topics / Australian Author /
Hurst, Elise
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Misha's treehouse
Misha is messy and her older brother, Paul, can't stand sharing their cluttered room. He begins to rebuild the old treehouse in the yard so she can make her mess there instead.
ISBN 9780734408624
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2006
Hurst, Elise
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9486
Night animals
Catchy, casual language, photographs and cartoon drawings show how nocturnal animals find food and shelter, how they mate and explore the concept of adaptation.
ISBN 9781854347947
Publisher Two-can Publishing, 2000
Hussein, Iqbal & Boller, Gary
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Brilliant Billy does his bit
Billy has been learning about World War II at school and, in particular, about rationing, allotments and how to make something out of nothing, including bananas out of parsnips.
ISBN 9781842708552
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd, 2009
Topics / Year 4 easy reads /
Hutton, Simon & Glicksman, Caroline (ill)
No book cover.
29408
Mountains
Climb to the highest peaks and discover why so few creatures can live at the top of the world. Learn about the different ways that mountains are formed, why mountains are one of the world's most challenging habitats and the feats of world-famous mountaineers.
ISBN 9780753460375
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2007
Hynes, Margaret
No book cover.
15423
Polar lands
The most remarkable place on earth has an incredible diversity of animals and plant life. Meet the people who live inside the Arctic Circle and the scientists who work in Antarctica. Information about both poles and why they must be conserved.
ISBN 9780753458686
Series Kingfisher young knowledge series (19 books)
Publisher Kingfisher, 2005
Topics / Environment /
Hynes, Margaret
No book cover.